Create meaningful opportunities for your team to connect, grow and laugh with this guide: 22+ Fun team Building Activities: Atlanta Edition.
Atlanta has a thriving corporate community, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. It’s a good thing Atlanta is also home to some amazing team building experiences! Read on to discover creative ways to engage and empower your employees.
A few of our favorite fun Atlanta team building ideas:
- Get everyone out of the office for a walking food tour
- Ride ATVs with your team through the Georgia wilderness
- Plan a fun graffiti or painting experience
- Upgrade your golf game together
- Learn a new creative skill, like cake decorating or taking a cooking class
- Solve a murder mystery or complete a scavenger hunt
In this guide, you’ll find:
- the best team building activities in Atlanta
- team building activities for nonprofits, restaurants, and small businesses
- murder mystery, scavenger hunt, and culinary team building activities
- unexpected corporate team building events in Atlanta
- virtual team building ideas for remote and hybrid teams
1. Take a Walking Food and Cocktail Tour of Grant Park
A walking food and cocktail tour is great way to get everyone out of the office and exploring their city. For example, on the Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk, your team will eat and sightsee. During this experience, you’ll taste 8 classic southern dishes from 3 different restaurants. Stops include Six Feet Under, Firepit Pizza Tavern, and Little Tart Bakeshop.
The 2.5 hour tour covers 1.2 easy miles of walking, including a stroll through Historic Oakland Cemetery. For this experience, planning around dietary needs is easy. That’s because this tour can accommodate most food restrictions with advance notice.
2. Visit Atlanta’s Martin Luther King Sites
Create a meaningful experience for your team while working toward your company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. During the King Historic District Tour, your team will learn the story of MLK, Jr. Get an in-depth look at the people and locations that inspired this Civil Rights leader.
Additionally, this tour has been named by Conde Nast as one of the 16 best things to do in Atlanta. This tour will inspire and educate your team.
Highlights of the tour include seeing the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and artifacts in The King Center. Moreover, you’ll take in amazing views of the city on Jackson Street Bridge. Finally, visit Prince Hall Grand Lodge, a significant site in the Civil Rights movement.
3. Enjoy Amusement Park Fun at Skyline Park
Located on the roof of Ponce City Market, Skyline Park is a wonderland of vintage amusement park charm. Head to the Coney Island-style boardwalk area to play mini golf, skee ball, break-a-plate, and other carnival games. Additionally, your team can zip down a three-story slide and purchase on-trend foods and drinks. With this activity, you’ll foster team bonding and show your employees a great time.
Best of all, Ponce City Market’s roof boasts stunning views of Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown. This is the perfect place to take a photo – you might even be able to get your office (way) in the background! Group tickets are available, or you can book a private event.
4. Get Wild: Take a Goat Yoga Class Together
Atlanta’s weather means that a lot of outdoor team building activities are possible year-round. For instance, goat yoga combines mindfulness with a sense of fun and adventure.
Goat yoga is just what it sounds like. Your team participates in yoga exercises in an outdoor (read: dirt) setting while goats roam and frolic around you.
This social media-worthy experience is a hit with many teams. That’s because it combines adorable animals with a unique and memorable experience. Whether your group includes yoga experts or total newbies, goat yoga is all about getting out of your comfort zone. Red Wagon Goats in Stone Mountain offers private goat yoga sessions for teams and groups. You can visit their farm location, or book a session at your space!
5. Learn Teamwork through Puppetry
The Center for Puppetry Arts is a cultural gem in Atlanta. That’s because this museum and theater is home to the world’s largest collection of Jim Henson puppets, props, and costumes. Additionally, their theatrical shows delight all those who are young at heart.
But, did you know the Center for Puppetry Arts also offers corporate team building workshops? Believe it or not, being a puppeteer requires many of the same skills as being a corporate leader: listening, communication, trust, and creativity. As a result, you can empower your group to work together with creative puppetry team building exercises.
The Center’s team building sessions are customized to integrate your organization’s mission and values into the program. Most workshops last 2-3 hours. Your session can take place at the Center for Puppetry Arts (upgrade your experience with museum admission tickets!) or at your location.
6. Solve a Murder Mystery Together
The Murder Mystery Co. specializes in bringing teams together for a thrilling and fun experience. With this activity, you and your colleagues will work together to investigate a Clue-style murder mystery case. During this highly interactive experience, your team will be in stitches with laughter! Moreover, you’ll build your communication and problem-solving skills.
From the moment your team walks into the room, you’ll be immersed in the story. With a healthy dose of friendly competition, your coworkers will transform into sleuths and suspects. Mingling and chatting with other participants is necessary to solve the murder. As a result, this activity is perfect for encouraging connections between different departments.
Piece the clues together, find the killer, and celebrate!
7. Go Whirlyball-ing – Classic Fun Team Building, Atlanta-style
Whirlyball Atlanta is a fun team building activity Atlanta companies have loved for two decades. Here’s how it works: 10-20 players get into bumper cars. Then, you’ll use a stick with a net to pass a whiffle ball around and score!
Your team will have fun while increasing trust, communication, and morale. After all, it’s hard to not have fun in a bumper car! Whirlyball offers team building packages at their Roswell location. There, you’ll find a full bar as well as a stage that can be incorporated into your corporate event.
If you want your event to be tournament-style, the Whirlyball team can help facilitate. As Whirlyball Atlanta’s website says – “We do all of the work, so you can have all of the fun.”
This activity is perfect for a small group or a larger team. That’s because if your group size exceeds 10-20, Whirlyball can help you rotate employees in and out of bumper cars. That way, everyone gets a turn!
8. Get Some Excitement with Scavenger Hunts Around Atlanta
Scavenger hunts are a great way to get everyone out of the office to explore their city together. And, with Scavenger Hunt Atlanta, you can request a custom experience or book one of their adventure packages. Choose from options like the Wilderness Adventure, City Scavenger Hunt (throughout Atlanta), Escape Adventure, and more.
Join the likes of Delta, MailChimp, Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and other companies that have planned adventures with Scavenger Hunt Atlanta. Get your team purposefully wandering throughout Atlanta. This activity is especially perfect if you have employees who recently moved to the Atlanta area.
9. Host a Cooking Team Building Experience
Team Building with Taste is an Atlanta-based company that offers food-based team building experiences. Choose from one of three sessions:
- Team Building with Taste: A 3-hour program where your team will engage in friendly competition to prepare a full course meal. In this session, your team will get a few curve balls along the way to inspire creativity and problem-solving. Then, enjoy your meal together in the private dining room.
- Taste of Innovation: Participants are given a “mystery basket” and must prepare a meal with the ingredients. Working in partnership with chefs, each team uses their items and their creativity to create something delicious.
- Cooking Up Camraderie: Prepare international tapas dishes together. For example, you might make Korean beef lettuce wraps, empanadas, or Argentinian choripan sliders.
10. Make a Splash at the Georgia Aquarium
At the Georgia Aquarium, your team can have a fun-filled day while learning more about our natural world. The aquarium offers discounted pricing for corporate groups. Tickets include access to all of the galleries, 4D movie experience, dolphin presentation, and more.
Craving more adventure? Then book an optional add-on experience! For example, your team could get up-close with sea life during an animal encounter. Alternatively, you can schedule a “Behind the Seas” tour to get a glimpse at the aquarium’s operations.
For corporate groups of 25-50 who book admission tickets, take advantage of a private lounge area. Your team can eat, mingle, and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the aquarium.
11. Plan Virtual Team Building Activities – Perfect for Remote & Hybrid Teams!
If your Atlanta team is working remotely or in a hybrid arrangement, try a virtual team building experience! Our sister company, Unexpected Virtual Tours, specializes in creating virtual experiences for companies including Google, UPS, Coca-Cola, IHG, Salesforce, and others. We can help your team, too.
Find more fun team building activities Atlanta companies can enjoy! Check out our blog post: 10 Fun & Creative Atlanta Team Building Activities 2021. Or, read up on 22+ Amazing and Fun Atlanta Tours you can take with your team.
12. Score a Touchdown with the Team
A day at The College Football Hall of Fame will have your team among the greats. The Hall highlights college football’s greatest players and teams, but most importantly, their passion for the game.
Along with a tour, your team will get out from behind your desks and grow your own passion through unique workshops on a 45 ft playing field.
Group exercises will build your collaboration and problem-solving skills, all while having a good time. Your team will step off the field re-energized, stronger than ever, and ready to tackle that next project.
13. Take a Ride on ATVs
Traverse with your team across 1,100 acres of guided ATV riding trails. During this outdoor adventure, your team will experience an exciting day in some of Georgia’s most pristine wilderness. With all equipment and safety gear provided, your team will be ready to hit the trails through a Douglasville estate.
Want to add more action? Foxhall Resort is home to more than 40 onsite activities and amenities, with guides ready to assist your group of any size. Located only a short drive from the city of Atlanta, it’s the perfect quick getaway to fun in the countryside.
14. Get Dapper at The Painted Duck
Take your team underground into Atlanta’s most distinguished game parlour at The Painted Duck. Amongst multiple lanes of Duckpin Bowling, you’ll cultivate team bonding and morale in this variation of the classic ten pin game.
The fun doesn’t stop there! During your trip to The Painted Duck, your team can enjoy games like Belgian Feather Bowling, Snookball, and much more. Your employees are sure to have a great time all while learning new games. Additionally, friendly competition can help your team grow and bond together while also stepping out of their comfort zones.
The Painted Duck offers a full menu and bar, with semi-private to full venue rent out options. This activity is perfect for a small group or a larger team looking for a fun team building activity with speakeasy vibes.
15. Go Graffiti Style with ATL Bench
Immerse your team into the world of street art with a day of hands-on graffiti painting. Create your own 4’x8’ graffiti style painting on framed wood pallets, for the perfect team project and display. Sessions include all needed supplies for your masterpiece, along with a history lesson on street art by seasoned industry artists.
The team building graffiti workshop is a fun and creative way to showcase your team’s identity and visions. Using water-based aerosol paint, work together to boldly express your message with vibrant colors and popping text.
Private sessions are offered in the ATL Bench studio located in Acworth, or a space of your choice. Because it’s so unique and creative, this experience is a hit with groups of all sizes.
Looking for a virtual graffiti experience with your team? If so, check out the Street Art Team Building Virtual Experience from our sister company, Unexpected Virtual Tours!
16. Experience Action Painting at the Splatter Studio
Atlanta is home to a bustling art scene. So, take the opportunity to unleash your inner artist through an action painting experience! Get inspired by the 1950s and 60s action art painting movement, made famous by artists like Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Grow your team’s creativity and perspectives through this fun and messy experience.
Given a pallet of paint, brushes, and tools, take to your 16×20 canvas for an hour. With guided help by Splatter’s artists, every team member will finish with a masterpiece of their own!
Find Splatter Studio located in both Virginia Highlands and Sandy Springs. Join the immersive art experience recognized by Good Day Atlanta, Black Girls Guide to Atlanta, AJC, Thrillist, and more!
17. Upgrade Your Golf Game Together
It’s time to upgrade your golf game! Mini-golf has been elevated to the next level with Puttshack’s technology infused take. No longer is score kept on paper and pencil. Simply let the patented golf ball track your points as group comradery grows through the 9 hole course.
From the moment your team walks in, you’ll be immersed into curated aesthetics of colorful lighting, in-house playlists, even a lineup of live DJs. Teams are in for a fun competition to score the most points, utilizing supertubes and avoiding hazard traps.
Since hitting the Atlanta scene in Spring 2021, the experience has taken the city by storm. Group tickets and event bookings are available, including a full menu and bar for your team to enjoy.
18. Learn a New Creative Skill Together
Indulge into the world of cake decorating! Spend time with your team learning a new skill and creative outlet. Plus, you’ll get to take your self-designed cake home with you!
This interactive experience provides a 4 layer-cake and all the tools needed to ice, color, and decorate your envisioned designs. Guided by an instructor, make your dream cake a reality. Ingredients and décor are sourced seasonally for best tastes and touches.
With a relaxed environment, it is perfect for mingling and conversation while creating. As a Black-owned business, Cake and Sip is an Atlanta must-do and has been featured on Bravo and The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
19. Try a New Sport Together
Fowling Warehouse is bound to bring your team together through game-oriented fun. Fowling combines football and bowling into one through lane-style competition.
The objective of the game is to knock down all ten of your opponents’ pins with a football before they knock down yours. Using tactics of offense and defense, teams will grow communication and strategizing skills (and aim) to reign as champions.
Atlanta is home to the only Fowling Warehouse in the Southeast, making this game one of a kind. It is the perfect relaxed environment where your team can let loose across 21 lanes. For added fun, Fowling Warehouse has a full restaurant and bar that features over 60 craft beers and signature cocktails.
20. Take a Bike Riding Tour of Atlanta
Explore Atlanta in a new way with a bike tour! Bicycle Tours of Atlanta offers on-going tours designed to explore Altanta’s rich history and diverse culture. Tour options include learning more on Atlanta’s history, journey for Civil Rights, sustainability, street artists, and more!
Professionally guided bike tours will give your team a whole new perspective to the city you live and work in. Great for a range of team sizes, with tours available for groups of 5 to 50 bikers. All bike tours are custom for specific abilities and interests, ensuring an enjoyable and unique outdoor adventure.
With water bottles, helmets, and comfort or electric bikes included, you’ll be ready to ride. Tour guides are eager to share their knowledge along the entire ride to make this activity perfect for both long-time and new Atlanta residents.
21. Create a Theme Song Together
Music is a great way to bring everyone together. And, with Kidbilly Music, you can express your unique office culture through song. This musical experience purposely creates collaboration as teams task together to write, perform, and record your own songs!
With sessions led by Grammy and Emmy nominated industry artists, take your storytelling to the next level. Choose from options for small group formats to conference level entertainment. Packed with creativity, you’ll build morale and out of the box thinking.
Join the likes of SunTrust Bank, Microsoft, Hilton, Verizon, and other companies that have planned musical sessions with Kidbilly Music. With no musical talent required, use the power of music to showcase what makes your team unique.
22. Host Your Own Activity at a Fun Atlanta Park
Looking for a unique space for your company’s own team building activities or picnic? The Camp is a new space on Atlanta’s upper west side.
Here, you’ll find plenty of green space and art infused throughout this one-acre park. A mature growth tree canopy provides a scenic backdrop that will help your team feel they’re miles away from the city. Additionally, The Camp boasts collaborative seating arrangements, playful touches, and inviting spaces designed for people of all ages to have fun, relax and connect.
The Camp is part of The Works complex, which also includes retail and dining options. After your session, your team has a variety of choices for spots to chow down. Head to Fox Bros. BBQ, Delilah’s Everyday Soul, Selvasana, Cubanos ATL, or one of the many other restaurants. For vegetarians and vegans, Hippie Hibachi is a buzz-worthy new spot serving up delicious plant-based fare.
With so many amazing Atlanta activities, there’s no shortage of team building ideas for your crew! Browse our Unexpected Atlanta team building guides for more group-friendly Atlanta outings.